Best Old Black And White Movies

Friday, March 4 by Liana Thomas

Here are the 10 best old black and white movies. Many unforgettable classics came out of the black and white movie era. Several movie have been remade time and time again, but there’s always something magical about the original versions. They’re from a time much different than our own.

  1. "Casablanca" (1942) The stars of this movies are Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid. “Casablanca” is a film about an expatriate from America who meets a former lover.
  2. "Psycho" (1960) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, “Psycho” involves a motel proprietor with mother issues and a young woman who has stolen several thousand dollars from one of her employer’s clients. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles are the stars of this film.
  3. "Citizen Kane" (1941) News reporters attempt to figure out the meaning of a publishing tycoon’s last words before his death. Orson Welles directed and helped write this movie. He also starred in the movie alongside Joseph Cotten and Dorothy Comingore.
  4. "City Lights" (1931) Possibly Charles Chaplin’s greatest film, “City Lights” is a movie about a tramp who falls in love with a blind flower girl. Charles Chaplin stars as the tramp and Virginia Cherrill plays the blind flower girl.
  5. "It Happened One Night" (1934) A reporter looking for a story falls for a spoiled heiress. Frank Capra is the director of this film and the stars are Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly.
  6. "Gone With the Wind" (1939) During the Civil War, a devious woman and an impish man have a love affair with one another. Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh and Thomas Mitchell are the stars of this movie.
  7. "King Kong" (1933) The stars of this film are Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. “King Kong” is the story of a giant gorilla who becomes very fond of the leading lady.
  8. "Frankenstein" (1931) Directed by James Whale, “Frankenstein” is the classic film about a mad scientist who creates a living human being by assembling him out of body parts, which he took from corpses. Colin Clive, Mae Clarke and Boris Karloff are the stars of this film.
  9. "The Bride of Frankenstein" (1935) The main characters of “Frankenstein” return in “Bride of Frankenstein.” In this film, the scientist builds a female mate for his monster.

COMMENTS

  1. March 4, 2011 10:12 am

    Cara

    I hate to tell you this, but, Gone With The Wind is not in black & white!